Sure, in my memory Lil’ Lauren was cute, but in reality – she was on a desperate downward spiral.
Early Lauren: Kindergarten. Not bad! Dig those bangs and rag curls. I was obsessed with Laura Ingalls Wilder, and this is the beginning of my heavy dress-like-a-pioneer/Holly Hobbie phase. (You can see the dress in the other picture. Very Laura-esque.)
Fast forward 7 years: AHHHHHHHH!!! What happened to you?!?! Those glasses! That hair! Even the cat can’t stand looking at you! Good grief, girl, hurry into your twenties already!!
Oh, the teens were an awkward time indeed. No photos of that, thank you. The forties aren’t looking too much better.